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To pursue the scholarly research and publication of worthy experiences of the U.S. Civil War, combining social and military history in under-represented fields in historical literature: the Western Campaigns, Trans-Mississippi West, Unsung Heroes/Heroines, Soldiers & Sailors-of-color, and Women, Families, and Communities left behind.

Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt

Board Member, National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Advisor to the Cumberland Valley Civil War Heritage Association - Portland, TN

Presenter, 2002-2003, Chicago Civil War Round Table, Milwaukee Civil War Round Table, South Bay Civil War Round Table, Harrisburg Civil War Round Table, Wichita Civil War Round Table South Central Kentucky Cultural Center, Highland Rim Historical Society, Lawrence, KS Library, Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library.

Periodic Lecturer, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California
(2000 - 2002), "The Human Side of the U.S. Civil War."

Lecturer, Rancho Mirage Public Library, "Guerrillas at the Gates" (2001)

Presenter, Southern Festival of the Book (2001), Available on CSpan video, "Sherman's March to the Sea."

Presenter, Southern Kentucky Festival of the Book (2002), "Dinner for Eight," for Educators & Students [an original, Civil War interactive session]

Member, Peninsula Civil War Round Table - San Carlos, CA
Member, Indianapolis Civil War Round Table Member, Chicago CWRT
Member, Organizations of American History
Member, Society for Military History
Member, Women's National Book Association
Member, Indiana Historical Society
Member, Kentucky Historical Society
Member, Battle of Nashville Preservation Society

Haas Research Fellowship (1999) Harrisburg, PA Civil War Round Table

Presenter, 1999-2001, Illinois State Historical Society History Symposium (1999), Atlanta Historical Society, "Writing the Civil War," (2001), Indiana War Memorial, "Character & Characters of the Civil War," (2001), Midwest Civil War Symposium (1997) NARA & Chicago Historical Society.

B.A. and M.P.A., Indiana University

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  • A regimental history of the 105th Illinois Infantry.

  • Retrospective look at the leadership of a Union General.

  • 3 works on regiments of the Western Campaigns.

Rebel fort on Peach Tree Street
Rebel Fort on Peach Tree Street, Atlanta, GA

Please refer to the Contact page for information on contacting the authors.

Kassandra R. Chaney

Kassandra R. Chaney is an education researcher living in California. Also a native Hoosier, Kassandra majored in Psychology and earned her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz. A frequent copy editor, Miss Chaney's interests include the role of popular culture in the social sciences. She is presently working on completion of a Master's Degree in Sociology. Her enthusiasm and commitment to advancing the investigation of Private Bradbury's Civil War story was deeply rooted from the beginning of the project several years ago.